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the crappie in me wants
« on: 12/31/12 10:39 UTC »
....a multi-sized mold that shoots, say, three - 1/32, three - 1/16 and two - 3/32 with the 1/32 cut to accept #2 hooks, the rest cut to accept sizes 1 thru 2/0, all collar-less round head.

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #1 on: 12/31/12 10:46 UTC »
and more molds with wire keepers

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #2 on: 12/31/12 16:06 UTC »
and more molds with wire keepers

The wire keeper thing is relatively new to Do-It molds, of course... can you elaborate on what style heads, sizes, hooks, techniques etc.


The "L" style wire keeper works well, there is no doubt, and a small modification to existing designs is probably not all that difficult with a Dremel or similar tool... What other types of heads would you like to see the wire keeper on?

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #3 on: 12/31/12 16:32 UTC »
Jerry -    If you look on Crappie.com, Texas Fishing Forum, etc. and see the modifications made -- they seem to have this theme - 1/24th to 1/16th oz head; The tapered walleye or a "flat sided ball" head to attached a stick on eye.  Wire keeper instead of a collar if for plastic or no collar if for tying.  - # 4 or #2 hook.   Eye size 3.5 to 4.5 mm.

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #4 on: 12/31/12 16:37 UTC »
Thanks Bro', that's the kind of feed back I need. 

I think we're on the right track with the wire keepers, we just need a little input like that to help us figure out where to take it from here.   suredopreciater

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #5 on: 12/31/12 16:42 UTC »
Hey Jerry V do I send my jig head prototypes to Jason or to you in Iowa
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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #6 on: 12/31/12 16:49 UTC »
Hey Matt ---  Send 10 copys to me !!!  :D   :D.   I still haven't received the GPS co-ordinates for those Crappie and Bream spots either  ::).

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #7 on: 12/31/12 16:52 UTC »
you should gone ice fishing with today got me limit of crappie and bluegills had blast the nano is a goooood bait  :P
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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #8 on: 12/31/12 16:55 UTC »
Matt, you can send any jig head prototypes you have to me:

Do-It Corporation
attn: Jerry Van Sickle
501 North State Street
Denver, Ia  50622

Include all of your contact information etc. and we will take a good look at it.  We can't be everything to everybody, but we would like to have a good idea what we can do to make the line better for sure.  I would say any plastics designs/ideas are all Jason's baby.

(plenty of extras are appreciated and way points for good fishing holes gain bonus points) 8)

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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #9 on: 12/31/12 17:05 UTC »
on the fishing thing I live cedar rapids Iowa about one hour away form you
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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #10 on: 12/31/12 17:36 UTC »
Small world, getting smaller Matt... You a Hawkeye fan?
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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #11 on: 12/31/12 17:57 UTC »
yes sir ;D
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the crappie in me wants
« Reply #12 on: 12/31/12 19:41 UTC »
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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #13 on: 12/31/12 22:06 UTC »
20 bucks for your wire for the A-rig is a bit much Jerry.
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Re: the crappie in me wants
« Reply #14 on: 12/31/12 22:57 UTC »
20 bucks for your wire for the A-rig is a bit much Jerry.

Sorry man, I don't have much to say concerning Do-it's product pricing.  I'm guessing that it's based on wire prices and assembly costs.  I suppose that it might be worth 4 bucks a piece to some people to have a ready made wire to put in their mold vs. fashioning their own.  (there are 5 forms per package) Do you make a lot of A-rigs yourself?

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